It seems you can trust the Greens to play fast and loose with the truth, go soft on morality, and trifle with the facts. They are happy to do anything to push their radical agendas. Whether it is euthanasia, homosexuality, or other social engineering agendas, they will do whatever it takes to get their way.
Consider their most recent case of stretching the truth and engaging in deception and demagoguery. Greens’ Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said that Australia must legalise same-sex marriage because we are one of the few civilised nations left on earth not to do so. Really!
She said this: “Australia is one of only a few democratic nations that does not provide same-sex couples with equal marriage rights”. So now it is evidently fully proper for a Greens’ politician to actually lie with impunity in the Australian Senate.
She would of course know full well just how many (or how few) democratic nations have gone with homosexual marriage. Or is she so weighed down by PC bigotry and bias that she does not consider the United States to be a democratic nation?
Or England. Or Germany. Or Italy. Or France. Or Ireland. Or Greece. Or Switzerland. Or New Zealand. Or Austria. Or Japan. Or South Korea. Or India. Or Uruguay. Or Chile. Or Malta. Or Costa Rica. Or Israel. Or Finland. Should I keep going?
Does this PC Senator not regard these nations as democracies? Or is she just so unable or unwilling to state the truth? But the actual truth is this: only a tiny handful of the nations of the world have legalised same-sex marriage. Indeed, only 10 out of around 200 have. That is a mere 5 per cent if my math is right.
I have spoken to all this much more fully elsewhere, such as in this article: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2011/02/08/where-is-marriage-headed-2/
Thus only a minuscule number of nations in the world have actually headed down this path. And in most cases this was not an expression of the will of the people, but an exercise in raw judicial power. A handful of usually unelected, unrepresentative, and unaccountable judges have decided that these nations shall embrace homosexual marriage, whether the masses like it or not.
These acts of judicial activism tell us little about the will of the people, but tell us much about how the social activists have commandeered the judiciary (and much of the media and other institutions of power and influence) to push their radical agendas through unto an unwilling populace.
Indeed, not only do very few nations want same-sex marriage, some are moving in the opposite direction. For example in Hungary, their newly adopted constitution declares that marriage is to be a union of a man and a woman only. In similar fashion Australia amended its Marriage Act in 2004 to affirm the same basic truth.
In the case of this particular Australian Senate vote, the Greens motion was handily defeated by a vote of 31 to 9. And a previous Bill introduced by the Greens in February of last year was defeated 44 to 5. So it is basically just the Greens who seem to be pushing for this nonsense at the moment.
That this is such a number one priority for the Greens with their new balance of power in the Senate tells us a lot about them. Where is all the concern about true environmental matters, as this party feigns to be so concerned about? Instead, all it wants to do is legalise euthanasia, homosexual marriage, and implement other radical social agendas.
As of July 1, we now have 9 Greens Senators in power. As one of his first acts in the new Senate, Greens’ leader Bob Brown tried to get one of his own party elected to be President of the Senate. Labor Senator John Hogg won the vote by a margin of 62 to 9 – and guess who those nine were?
So far the Greens have been acting like a spoiled new kid on the block, trying to destabilise things and push their radical agenda to the top of the list of things demanding immediate attention. How all this came about is the topic of an opinion piece in today’s Australian.
John Pasquarelli argues that both Labor and Liberals were at fault for allowing them to gain power. With foolish preferencing deals they allowed the Greens to get this position of power in the Senate. He concludes his article this way:
“A week is a long time in politics and the real world is far removed from that ivory tower in Canberra. Liberal Senator Eric Abetz was reported in The Australian on June 7 calling for Labor and the Coalition to agree to preference the Greens last at the next federal election, quoting the success of the Victorian Libs at their recent election.
“In a hard-hitting opinion piece on July 6, Julie Bishop, the deputy leader of the federal opposition, lambasted the Greens mercilessly, concluding that ‘the Greens’ policies are a genuine risk to the peace, security and economic welfare of Australia’. On July 7, in the 3AW studio with Neil Mitchell, Kennett recanted somewhat when he took umbrage with the fact the Greens would be given carbon tax briefings ahead of Labor backbenchers.
“Many of those who voted for the Greens and now realise that they were duped will just have to cop it sweet. Brown, Christine Milne, Sarah Hanson-Young and Lee Rhiannon have left us in no doubt as to what sort of Australia they envisage: a brave new world where George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four becomes a reality. Are there any silly Liberals still out there who want to preference the Greens?”
A brave new world indeed. It is early days, but so far the Greens have been handed a few decisive defeats. But things never should have gotten to this precarious place. We will all suffer now with these fruitloops holding the nation to ransom. And it is not going to look very pretty.